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Sony wants to break ground by introducing a bisexual Spider-Man in an upcoming movie, sources reportedly told We Got This Covered.
Tom Holland, who currently plays Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has lobbied for a gay Spider-Man in the past, and now it appears that his wishes are that much closer to becoming a reality.
The entertainment blog reported that sources have informed them that Sony “is developing a live-action ‘Spider-Verse’ movie” that would “unite Holland with his predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.”
The report said that the studio “is particularly keen on getting Garfield back, as they want to portray his version of the hero as bisexual and give him a boyfriend in the film.”
Garfield played the lead in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in 2012 and 2014, respectively, before Holland signed on to play the hero in a series reboot.
Garfield had floated the idea of a gay Spider-Man back in 2013 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, so it seems the actor would be more than willing to play the part should Sony move forward with the project.
The news comes just months after Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel would be debuting an openly transgender superhero in short order.
When asked during a Q&A session at the New York Film Academy in October if Marvel had plans to introduce more LGBTQ characters into the universe, “specifically the T — trans characters,” Feige replied in the affirmative.
“Yes. Absolutely. Yes. Very soon. In a movie we’re shooting right now,” he said.